|Journal||Persoonia - Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution of Fungi|
|Abstract||This is the first part of a series which looks very promising. It gives profiles of 50 species of Cortinarius occurring in Italy, in alphabetical order, preceded by 64 pages of introductory chapters. Successively a preface of Bidaud is included, an introduction to the series, an account of the used taxonomical system and a comparison between the ‘Cortinarius Flora photographica’ of Brandrud et al. and the ‘Atlas des Cortinaires’ of Bidaud et al. (9 pages), a list of references (7 pages), and an elaborate chapter on the secondary metabolites of species of Cortinarius and their toxicity (35 pages).|
Each of the 50 species in this first part covers 4 pages, providing the place of publication, details on the type, synonymy, the original diagnosis, a translation of this in Italian, explanatory notes on the etymology, a description based on the material studied including the citation of this material, and taxonomical notes. Two coloured photographs of the fruit-bodies are included, which are always of very good quality. However, the second photograph does not always give additional information. Furthermore, a photograph of the spores and mostly the basidia as observed with SEM is given, a line-drawing of 6 spores showing their ornamentation and a distribution map of the species concerned in Italy. Although the majority of the SEM-photographs is of good quality and very informative, some are blurred, which is a pity and could have been avoided maybe. The sporograms are very informative and of very good quality.
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